How Well Do Children Really Thrive and Develop in Foster Care?

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Foster care works. When a child lives in a loving, nurturing home where they are loved, cared for and protected, they thrive. But there is...

A Princess’s Birthday: A Bear’s Story

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  I was so excited about the weekend as I'd heard I was going to Princess's house. It was her birthday, and she was going to...

5 Activities To Do With A Baby

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Babies aren't always the most exciting of things, and some days, dare I say it, they can be down right boring.  It's important to...

How Will Fostering Affect My Family?

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Collaborative Feature  Fostering is a truly unique dynamic. Fostering will affect everyone with the household, and especially the family where dependent children still live. However,...

A Few Of Our Christmas Traditions

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How close is Christmas now folks?  It is literally around the corner, so we thought we had better get some of our Christmas traditions...

Breastfeeding Advice For Mums (From a Breastfeeding Mother)

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Breastfeeding my newborn baby seems to be going really well at the moment, touch wood.  She's growing so fast that she will not look...

Back To School With Deichmann Shoes

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Buying new school shoes is part and parcel of getting ready for the new school term isn't it?  My daughters both love getting a...

Surprising My Son at Uni With a Home Cooked Meal From...

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Do you remember a while back that we were getting ready to send teen back to university for his second year?  Well, I’m not...

Our Morning Story – #MorningStories Linky Challenge

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Mornings in our house aren't the happiest time, unless it's the weekend.  I'm very, very pregnant (DD 20th May) so my usual morning tactics...

Gift Ideas For A 4th Birthday

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We have a very special celebration coming up this week.  My little Princess is going to be 4 years old.  Where on earth does...

Helping Daddy Dress The Kids With Free Printable Labels

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How do Dad's get dressing kids so wrong?  Or in our case, how does Daddy get dressing his girls so wrong?  Why does filling...

Talking To Your Child: The Powerhouse Of Parenting

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If you have been following my blog and social media posts recently, you will know that we have had some trouble settling our 4...

How To Get Children To Do Their Homework On Time

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I think most parents have struggled with how to get their children to do their homework on time at some point or another. ...

Happy 21st Birthday: A Letter To My Son

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Dear son, How on earth are you turning 21 years old this week.  I have no idea where the years have gone, yet here we...

Breastfeeding: Getting Off To A Good Start

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I'm practically touching the finishing line at 38 weeks pregnant and this is the best I've felt in over 7 months. I just need to...

Happy 4th Birthday – A Letter To My Daughter

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Dear Daughter Happy 4th Birthday!  I cannot believe that you are actually 4 years old already.  Where has the time gone?  This year is a big year...

Green Eyed Toddler – GET

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Have you seen the Green Eyed Toddler recently?  AKA GET, he can be a feisty little monkey when he wants to be, and strong...

Last Minute Ideas To Keep The Magic Alive This Christmas

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Where on earth did December go? One minute we were cracking open the advent calendar and the next minute it's like 3 sleeps before we...

10 Great Tips For Couples Expecting A Newborn

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As soon as you get a positive line on your pregnancy test, you'll no doubt be full of a mixture of excitement and nerves....

Parents’ Guide To Buying A New Pet For Christmas

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We are all warned that buying a child a new pet for Christmas isn't a good idea, but it can be done successfully if...

Join Super Wings For Their Super Summer Missions

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Super Wings is a fun, action packed TV show for young children and we are delighted to announce that we are going to be...

How To Teach Young Children About Money

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Teaching children about money is one of the most important life skills you can pass on to your kids.  I had a really poor...

Giving Birth: Preparing For Labour & Having My First Baby

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Now that I'm pregnant with my third child, I've found myself spending a lot of time thinking about my first experience of labour and...

Tips For Helping A Teething Baby

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A teething baby has been a constant feature in our house since Little Pudding was 3 months old.  She started dribbling really early on,...

Milestone Moments In The Car With The Kids #Parenting

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As parents I think we take getting in the car for granted.  When I mention to the children that we are getting in the...

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice & Lice Eggs

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If you have children in primary school my guess is at some point you will have come into contact with head lice and lice...

Mum’s, You Know You’re In Control Of Your Life When…

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Now then Mum's, are we in control of what goes on from one minute to the next when there's kids involved.  I know I'm...

One Happy Little Girl With Debenhams Back To School Range

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The kids will be back to school in a few weeks, and we've been topping up with some essential items before we start back...

Encouraging Our Kids to be Heroes with LEGO City

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This advertisement feature was written in collaboration with LEGO City When we received an invitation to the attend the LEGO City Hero Academy event at the...

Having a Second Baby as an Older Mum

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If you've read How I Prepared For Labour & Having My First Baby, you'll probably already know  I left a bit of a gap...